Is BDS a bust?

By Jonathan Marks, Commentary— In 2005, a coalition of organizations claiming to represent Palestinian civil society issued a call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel. Since then, the BDS movement has acted, in church organizations, on college campuses, and elsewhere, to make Israel the equivalent of apartheid-era South Africa; a pariah state. BDS has…

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Marc Zell: Netanyahu Behind Delay In Embassy Move (Per White House)

By IMRA Attorney Marc Zell, Co-Chair Republicans Overseas Israel, told IMRA today that he was advised by sources both in the White House and the Israeli Government that Prime Minister Netanyahu was responsible for the delay in the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Zell explained that when it became clear that Donald Trump,…

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Top PA negotiator floats single state as US casts doubt on Palestinian independence

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— The only alternative to the creation of a Palestinian state is a one-state solution in which all Palestinians will get the right to vote, Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Wednesday, hours after a senior White House official appeared to withdraw the US’s traditional support for a two-state…

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Trump Intended to Move Embassy to Jerusalem at ‘12:01, Day One’

By Valerie Locke, Breaking Israel News— President Donald Trump was prepared to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the moment he took office, but reconsidered after taking into account how it would impact Israel’s relationship with its Arab neighbors, a top Republican official revealed on Monday. Moving the embassy to Israel’s capital…

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Trump Endorses ‘One State Solution’ at Joint Netanyahu Conference

By Tazpit Press Service, Breaking Israel News— President Donald Trump has announced that US Middle East policy is no longer wedded to the two-state solution. Speaking at a joint press conference at the White House, at the conclusion of his meeting with PM Netanyahu, the American President said he doesn’t care whether a peace agreement…

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Did Israel Block Trump From Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem?

By Israel Today— Did Israel Block Trump From Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem? US President Donald Trump has a lot of opposition to his promise to finally move the American embassy back to Jerusalem. No one expected Israel itself to be among that opposition. But that’s precisely what US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the…

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Glick to submit bill annexing Jerusalem-area settlements

By Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post— MK Yehudah Glick (Likud) plans to submit to the Knesset this week a private member’s bill to annex the settlements around Jerusalem. It follows on the heels of a similar bill to annex the West Bank settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, which already has been submitted but not approved for government…

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Netanyahu opposes Palestinian state, Israel Cabinet member says

By Reuters— Netanyahu opposes a Palestinian state, a senior Israeli cabinet member said on Monday, but left it unclear whether the prime minister would say that publicly in talks with US President Donald Trump in Washington this week. Netanyahu has never explicitly abandoned his conditional support for a future Palestine, and his spokesman did not…

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Chief Rabbi Blesses Netanyahu Ahead of Meeting With Trump

By Israel Today— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday departed for his fateful first meeting with Donald Trump since becoming the 45th president of the United States. But before Netanyahu left, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef blessed him and prayed for the meeting. “May the Holy One, Blessed be He, be with your words. You…

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Palestinians Turn Jerusalem Into a Tool of Terror

By Noah Beck, Israel Today— Palestinian and other Arab leaders threatened violence in response to President Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. While Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also promised such a move as candidates, each backed off. The terrorist who killed four Israelis in Jerusalem Jan. 8 by…

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Trump reassures Palestinians embassy not moving to Jerusalem

By Yasser Okbi— Donald Trump has responded to the Jordanian king’s request that the United States refrain from moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Arab media reported on Saturday. The Palestinian daily Al-Quds reported that the Trump administration transferred a message to the Palestinian Authority that the embassy would not…

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